Danny Cowley has revealed he made the move from Huddersfield Town from Lincoln City because he has a “burning ambition” to challenge himself at a higher level.

The 40-year-old initially turned down the Terriers last weekend but has then decided, alongside his brother Nicky, to take the job with the Championship side.

Cowley has said, as per a report by the Yorkshire Post: “Nicky and I have a burning ambition to challenge ourselves at the highest possible level. We do not know if an opportunity as good as this one will come around again and we never want to live with regret.”

“To everyone associated with Lincoln City Football Club, this without doubt, (is) the hardest decision of our lives that Nicky and I have had to make. We know that many people may not understand, but we feel the least we can do is offer you an explanation.”

He added: “The past three and a half years have been so unbelievably special. It has simply been a fairy tale for Nicky and I.”

Huddersfield chairman Phil Hodgkinson has said: “Our research, due diligence and work resulted in a shortlist of four candidates, and Danny Cowley was number one.”

“His track record is there for all to see – he has led his previous teams to five promotions and several cup successes – and our character references revealed a man who is one of the most detailed managers around; meticulous in his preparation, and highly regarded by his peers.”

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